If you’re anything like me, one of your favorite reasons to read is for the story. Not for the character development and interaction. Not because of the descriptive, emotive powers of the writer. Not because of deep, literary meaning hidden beneath layers of metaphor. (Even though those are all good things.) No … it’s because you want to know what happens next?
Or, um, is it just me?
Umm.... no it's not just you! Of course I'm anxious to know what happens next! And usually I don't know because I am extremely lousy at predicting.
However, I am finding that my most favorite books ARE more about the characters and relationships than anything else. So I know I'll like a book if the characters are great, even if the story isn't.